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Making a murderer - The original wrongful prosecution of Steven Avery

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lordpookles:
Anyone seen it?

What did peeps think? For me it made me think about this case and how careful we should be especially when there is no evidence and especially when you have a cop on the case who has also be found guilty of corruption.


Steven Avery (born July 9, 1962) is an American convict from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction but was exonerated when DNA analysis pointed to another man.  He was released from prison on September 11, 2003. 

In 2005, Avery was arrested for and later convicted of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.  Both cases are the focus of the Netflix original documentary series Making a Murderer.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Avery

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John:


Making a Murderer examines allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct, evidence tampering and witness coercion. The filmmakers look at what went wrong in the first case and question whether scientific advances and legislative reforms over the past three decades have gotten us any closer to delivering truth and justice in the system.

https://pr.netflix.com/WebClient/getNewsSummary.do?newsId=2772

Brietta:

--- Quote from: lordpookles on January 08, 2016, 12:27:36 PM ---Anyone seen it?

Steven Avery (born July 9, 1962) is an American convict from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction but was exonerated when DNA analysis pointed to another man.  He was released from prison on September 11, 2003. 

In 2005, Avery was arrested for and later convicted of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.  Both cases are the focus of the Netflix original documentary series Making a Murderer.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Avery



What did peeps think? For me it made me think about this case and how careful we should be especially when there is no evidence and especially when you have a cop on the case who has also be found guilty of corruption.


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Knew nothing at all about it until I found this link this morning which I have only skimmed with the intention of going back to read in some depth.
Quite disturbing.
http://www.refinery29.uk/2016/01/100539/penny-beernsten-the-rape-victim-in-making-a-murderer-speaks-out

I'll catch up on your youtube link later.

lordpookles:
Interesting read. The documentary was equally disturbing and had me feeling so angry at the injustice of how they proceeded with this investigation. Well worth a watch!

John:
Thank you for introducing the topic Lordpookles.  It must be one of the best examples of malfeasance by those who are sworn to uphold the Law in a US State.  It was incredible that Stephen Avery's conviction was overturned after 18 long years on the basis of a single pubic hair which contained the exact DNA to a suspect who had already been identified.  And a conviction despite Steven's apparent rock solid alibi which was supported by 22 people.

I was unfortunate enough to see the Law and Justce System in the UK from both sides and despite what many people believe, there is a small percentage of police and prosecutors out there who think they are above the Law.  I haven't seen the entire video yet but I will add further comments if necessary.

I would recommend this case to anyone interested in justice.

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